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Score 9.3 out of 100

GitLab

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BBEdit

I'm primarily a graphic designer who does occasional web development. For me, BBEdit works very well. I use it both for developer projects (editing code, editing system files) and for general text processing (cleaning up, formatting, or extracting text). I like that it offers real-time previews of edits to web project files. It comes with some nice editor themes and supports adding more or customizing them. I expect that for some coders, it will be inadequate. It is not an IDE. On the other end of the spectrum, someone who expects an experience more like Microsoft Word will be very disappointed; or if they wanted something more along the lines of Windows Notepad, they may find it to be overkill. It is an ASCII text editor with many advanced commands and tools built-in.
Michael Prewitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

I have never had a CI/CD that was as easy to use and configure as GitLab. As a user of the pipelines at our company, it is very clear what each pipeline is intending to do and understand what commands these pipelines run (by looking at the code repository's GitLab.YAML file). Reviewing code and providing valuable feedback is also easy on GitLab, which is something I do on a day-to-day basis. From here, these files are easy to adjust when needed and they even provide a syntax tool to make sure the file is properly written before you commit the file. On top of this, at the company level, it seems GitLabhas all the tools and features we need to work on different types of projects or team structures.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

BBEdit

  • BBEdit remembers what I had open, so I never have to worry about losing work when I accidentally close the software. It will hold onto information almost indefinitely, so that the next time I open a program, I can access the information that I may have forgotten to save. Thankfully, its save function is also very simple to use, so I recommend still saving your work as needed.
  • Scripts are the most important aspect of BBEdit for the company I work for. Being able to import scripts and create new ones all in the same location are great.
Courtney Birnbaum | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

  • It uses the well-known Git language to communicate with, which is very popular
  • The interface is slick and easy to get used to
  • They are very transparant in their security issues
  • Updating the software from the command line is the easiest I have come across
Dylan Eikelenboom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BBEdit

  • The cost of this product has just become too much for the functionality that most people need. You can find free or $10 tools that do what most people need to do.
  • The BBEdit program has lots of functionality, but could it be too much? Are there too many options?
  • It seems that there are too many upgrades.
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

  • The permissions system i adequate, but could use some additional flexibility. As it is, there are only predefined roles a user can be put into.
  • The issue tracking system is somewhat immature. It's effective for tracking bugs and enhancements, but is not very usable as a project management system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BBEdit

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GitLab

GitLab 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Gitlab is the best in its segment. They have a free version, they have open-source software, they provide a good service with their SaaS product, they are a fully-remote company since the beginning (which means they are fully distributed and have forward-thinking IMO). I would certainly recommend them to everyone.
Willian Molinari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BBEdit

No score
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GitLab

GitLab 8.9
Based on 4 answers
The web console management is superior and I would have given Gitlab a 10, but sometimes it is hard to find documentation about a configuration setting in the gitlab.rb configuration file. As we move everything to code that means moving our CVS tools to code as well - and Gitlab to code. The usability of Gitlab from the end user's perspective is superior and the usability from the operations team is very good and getting better but there could be a little improvement in the gitlab.rb config file layout and documentation.
Kevin Ritchey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BBEdit

BBEdit 9.6
Based on 10 answers
I've been using BBEdit — no joke — for nearly three decades now. Believe it or not, I'm still getting "upgrade pricing" 13 versions later. Bare Bones' support has always been stellar, and pricing continues to be affordable compared to similar tools.
Jeff Eaton | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

GitLab 8.8
Based on 20 answers
At this point, I do not have much experience with Gitlab support as I have never had to engage them. They have documentation that is helpful, not quite as extensive as other documentation, but helpful nonetheless. They also seem to be relatively responsive on social media platforms (twitter) and really thrived when GitHub was acquired by Microsoft
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BBEdit

BBEdit wins over TextEdit every time. They are as different as chalk and cheese. I am so glad we moved to BBEdit.
Kevin O'Grady | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

There are similar features among others. However, GitLab [has] better security and faster flow of information. It also allows us to do the monitoring of our work. There is also better collaboration with others across our regional teams. IT has [a] better, cleaner, and bug free environment that anyone can use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BBEdit

  • It saves me time, not only with web projects, but even with design, when I want to strip out formatting in text, I bring it in to BBEdit to clean it up.
Audrey Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

  • Openness is a mandate at the Digital Impact Alliance, Gitlab helps achieve this in all aspects of the work
  • The built-in build pipelines, along with in-browser editing of source code make managing the static site extremely easy
  • Gitlab nears feature parity with github, making software development workflows fairly easy
David McCann | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

BBEdit

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

BBEdit Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

GitLab

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

GitLab Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Free$01
Premium$191
Ultimate$991
  1. per user per month
SaaS Edition
Free$01
SaaS Premium$191
SaaS Ultimate$991
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
We provide free Gold and Ultimate licenses to qualifying open source projects and educational institutions, find out more by visiting https://about.gitlab.com/solutions/open-source/

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